# No horizontal line in \thanks on a title page

Folks, happy holidays.

A quick question: when I put \thanks in the below code, I don't see the horizontal line (i.e. separator) that I see in the usual footnote command. I think the issue is with the \begin{titlingpage}. Can anyone help how to get the horizontal separator back in the game? Here is the full code and happy holidays!

Note: I am using the titling package to have abstract, author, title, thanks all on the same page...

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{titling}
\author{My Name\thanks{ABC University}}
\title{Happy Holidays!}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\begin{titlingpage}
\begin{abstract}
{Happy Holidays!}

\noindent \vspace{5mm}
\noindent \textit{Key Words}: Happy Holidays!
\vspace{1mm}
\noindent \textit{Lit} Code: Happy Holidays!
\end{abstract}
\end{titlingpage}
\end{document}


Happy holidays! :D

Use \usethanksrule inside the titlingpage environment:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{titling}
\author{My Name\thanks{ABC University}}
\title{Happy Holidays!}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\begin{titlingpage}
\usethanksrule % <-- here
\begin{abstract}
{Happy Holidays!}

\noindent \vspace{5mm}
\noindent \textit{Key Words}: Happy Holidays!
\vspace{1mm}
\noindent \textit{Lit} Code: Happy Holidays!
\end{abstract}
\end{titlingpage}
\end{document}


• That's a strange way to name it! \cancelthanksrule prevents suppression of the footnote rule for thanks? Dec 25, 2020 at 6:35
• @DonaldArseneau Now that you mention, indeed, the package does have a \usethanksrule that does the same. The name \cancelthanksrule uses the original \@bsfootnoterule for the rule, and \usethanksrule uses a document-level \thanksrule, so I guess the latter can be redefined, and \cancelthanksrule cancels that redefinition... Dec 25, 2020 at 14:18